Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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Sheridan Stage Summer Concert Series Announced

The Sheridan Plaza is one of Whiting’s completion for a live entertainment venue with an outdoor stage spearheaded by Mayor Stahura and the talented designers and contractors who brought the vision to life. The 2023 Summer Concert Series was Announced: FRI, JUN 9 AT 7 PM Jessi & The Fizz FRI, JUN 23 AT 7…

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Beginner Tips for Your Very First Camping Trip

Beginner Tips for Your Very First Camping Trip

Are you looking for tips to make your first camping trip a success? Here are some tricks and ideas to help you make the most of your first outdoor adventure.

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2023

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 11-14, 2023 at the 9th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes

     Enjoy a sweet taste of spring during Indiana Dunes National Park’s annual Maple Sugar Time festival. The historic Chellberg Farm will be bustling with self-guided tours and maple sugaring activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday March 11, 2023 and Sunday March 12, 2023. National Park entrance fees are suspended for…

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

     Invest In our Planet, on Earth Day, 9am – 1pm, on Saturday, April 22nd at the Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso Indiana.     Perhaps you can use bedding, keys, art supplies, towels, coats, tools etc. Porter County Recycling will advertiser your wish list to the community and encourage donations at the Earth…

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Indiana Dunes National Park Seeking 2 Food Vendors

Indiana Dunes National Park is looking for service providers for two competitive Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) to provide concession services for visitors for calendar years 2023 and 2024. The park is currently seeking applications from interested parties to compete for food & beverage and retail sales CUAs at either one or both the Portage Lakefront…

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LaPorte Winterfest – 2023

The 2022 Annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns January 27-39th, 2023, with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town.  Check back often for updates to the WinterFest line up! FRIDAY – JANUARY…

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The Annual Garden Show – Porter County Expo Center

     The 17th Annual Garden Show is to be held on Saturday January 21st, 2023, at the Porter County Expo Center, in Valparaiso Indiana from 8am – 4pm.      Admission is $10, tickets purchased at the door only, kids under 12 free. Included with admission are free tickets for the enormous seed &…

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First Day Hike at Indiana Dunes State Park

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors.  At the Indiana Dunes State Park we invite you to strap on your hiking boots to start this adventure at the park’s Nature…

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Festival Of Lights – Michigan City

    The Annual Festival of Holiday Lights begins on the first Saturday in December 3rd 2022 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Millennium Park (Where Santa Will Be) Washington Park, Michigan City, Indiana and the Snowflake parade after the Tree Lighting. Santa will be present to meet and greet children as vehicles safely drive through…

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